International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering (IJETAE)
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes by wireless links forming a dynamic topology without any network infrastructure such as routers, servers, access points/cables or centralized administration. The communication within the network is facilitated through a protocol which discovers routes between nodes. The main classes of routing protocol are proactive and reactive. In this paper, an attempt has been made to compare the performance of three prominent on demand reactive routing protocols for MANETs: Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) protocols and Ad-hoc On-demand Multipath Distance Vector routing (AOMDV) in terms of network load under various propagation models.